HUGELY EXCITING hasn't proved anything so far but his trainer holds him in high regard. Fifth on his debut at Lingfield in October, Stan Moore has since raced him on the all-weather in France and he wasn't disgraced in a Listed event at Cagnes last month. He could prove too good for these with Bountiful Guest looking the biggest threat. The latter didn't get the best of runs here last time and is capable of better, while Scoglio was hampered over 6f here on his latest start but still has a bit to prove over today's longer trip.
Bountiful Guest 11-2 (8-8) Dwelt, in rear, not clear run 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 8l behind Countermarch (7-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.
Hugely Exciting (9-2) last of 6, 8l behind Parigino (9-2) at Cagnes-sur-mer(FR) 7f stk hvy in Feb.
Kyncraighe (IRE) 40-1 (8-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Ad Vitam (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Mccool Bannanas Firebreak gelding out of Dances With Angels.
Scoglio 7-2fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 2f out, not much room entering and hit across head with rivals whip entering final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 12, 3l behind Ridgeway Hawk (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Blazing Apostle (IRE) 150-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 11l behind Quiet Oasis (8-12) at Kempton 7f fll cond stks (3) pol in Sep.
Elite Syncopations Haafhd filly out of Sabalara.
Higher Spen Jess 50-1 (8-7) Raced wide, behind, ridden on outside 3f out, struggling soon after, 8th of 10, 19l behind Strictly Pink (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.